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CODE 80808
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides an overview of the sampling procedures and instrumental analytical techniques used in biotechnology. Several aspects of the quality control will be treated also.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  1. Sample pre-treatment: physical and chimical methods.
  2. Criteria for the choice of an analytical method; figures of merit.
  3. Chromatographic techniques: TLC, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC). Evaluation parameters in chromatography. Optimisation of a chromatographic method. Block schemes of instrumental equipment.
  4. Introduction to spectroscopic methods. Ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS) spectrophotometry; qualitative and quantitative applications. Principles of fluorescence spectroscopy. Cytofluorimetry. Principles of infrared (IR) spectroscopy.
  5. Mass spectrometry (MS): principles and applications. Components of a mass spectrometer. Ionisation modes. Analysers. Basic principles for interpretation of mass spectra.
  6. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Principles of the technique. Information provided by a 1H-NMR spectrum.
  7. Quality control. Good laboratory practices (GLP). Validation of an analytical method. Errors. Certified reference materials. Significant figures. Control charts.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Skoog - Leary, Chimica Analitica Strumentale, Edises.
Material provided in class and/or available on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO OLIVERI (President)

MONICA CASALE

RICCARDO LEARDI

CRISTINA MALEGORI

LESSONS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The course does not require midterm. The credits will be acquired by passing an oral examination. The oral examination is always conducted by two faculty members and has a duration of at least 30 minutes. With these modes, the commission is able to verify with high accuracy to achieve the educational objectives of teaching by putting different questions related to the program actually carried out during the course. When the educational objectives are not achieved, the student is invited to deepen his knowledge and to use any further explanation by the lecturer.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
17/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
19/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
20/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale